Steve Burian - CEM Executive Board Member
Steve L. Burian, P.E.
President and CEO, Burian & Associates, LLC
Steve is the President and CEO of Burian & Associates, LLC, an engineering consulting firm he founded in 2020. Prior to founding Burian & Associates, Steve was the long-time CEO of Advanced Engineering and Environmental Services, Inc. (AE2S), a firm he co-founded in Grand Forks in 1991 while in graduate school and grew to a company of 300 people with offices throughout the Upper Midwest and upper Rocky Mountain Region. Steve has devoted his career to consulting for drinking water and wastewater systems and is a recognized leader in the industry. Steve, a Bismarck native and received his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in 1990, and a Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering with Environmental Emphasis in 1992. He was also a four-year letterwinner in track and field at UND, an All American, and was inducted into the UND Athletic Hall of Fame in 2006. Steve has received several regional and national awards recognizing his leadership and dedication to the engineering profession, including the UND Young Alumni Achievement Award in 2005. He was inducted into the CEM Alumni Academy in 2014.
Steve is active in the community and his profession. Steve currently serves on the:
--the Valley Prosperity Partnership (VPP) as Co-Chair, and
--the Grand Forks Business Leaders Group as Co-Chair.
He formerly served on the:
--UND Alumni Association and Foundation Board of Directors,
--Grand Forks Region Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors,
--North Dakota Legacy Fund Initiative Committee,
--North Dakota Governor’s 2020 & Beyond Advisory Committee,
--American Water Works Association Board of Directors,
--City of Grand Forks Mayor’s Task Force on Population Growth, and
--Greater Grand Forks Young Professionals.
Steve’s son, Tyler, is majoring in Civil Engineering at UND and is a receiver on the UND Football Team. Steve’s daughter, Tiahna, graduated from NDSU in Industrial Engineering in May of 2020 and will be starting her MBA at UND in the fall. Despite his hectic schedule, Steve enjoys attending UND sporting events, hiking, bike riding, hunting, and fishing.